Media’s Obsession With Jan. 6 ‘Extremely Frustrating’ to Law Enforcement: Retired Sergeant

The Grind:
Retired Sgt. Betsy Smith, who now represents the National Police Association, said the media are currently spending a great deal of time talking about the U.S. Capitol breach but not enough on violent riots perpetrated by Antifa and others. “Right now, their current obsession is, you know, white supremacy, white supremacists, and the Capitol riot. They don’t want to talk about the other 99 percent of violent riots that American law enforcement has been dealing with for the past almost year,” Smith, a 29-year veteran of a large metropolitan police department in Chicago, told NTD’s The Nation Speaks.

The Details:
Smith’s concerns come as protesters, including Black Lives Matter and far-left activists, continue to clash with police in cities across the nation. Some of the activists are alleged to be members of the anarcho-communist group Antifa and other far-left groups, who have taken advantage of a number of peaceful protests calling for police reform by creating a scene of civil unrest and engaging in violence, lighting fires, looting, and damaging property.

On Inauguration Day, protesters were seen marching the streets of Seattle and Portland. But some individuals soon started rioting. Videos and photos from the aftermath show property damage and vandalism, including damage at a courthouse. Individuals in both cities were arrested for assault, rioting, and reckless burning, according to the police departments. Read more…

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